The Spengler Cup is an annual invitational ice hockey tournament held in Davos, Switzerland. First held in 1923, the Spengler Cup is often cited as the oldest invitational ice hockey tournament in the world. The event is hosted by the Swiss team HC Davos and played each year in Davos, Switzerland, between Christmas (December 25) and New Year’s Day. Currently, all games are held at Vaillant Arena.
In the 2017 tournament, Team Canada once again successfully defended their Spengler Cup championship titles from 2015 and 2016, defeating Team Switzerland 3–0 in the final to win their third straight title. With the win, Team Canada tied HC Davos for most Spengler Cup championships won, with 15 each. At the end of 2018, Canada will attempt to win four Spengler Cup championships in a row, a feat they accomplished from 1995 to 1998 inclusively.
What is unique to the Spengler Cup is the unabashed ads plastered all over the players uniforms. Aside from being very colorful it is actually funny.